Philisiwe TwijnstraPhilisiwe Twijnstra is a South African writer, born in Germiston in 1988. She works as an actor, playwright, theatre director and she is theatre critic writer writing for Artsmart & Kzntheatrenews. A recipient of CASA award to write a new play. Followed by a fellowship in Germany. Her plays have been read in Canada, Netherlands, and South Africa. She began writing short stories in 2016. In 2017 her short story ‘Little Black Sandals’ was short listed in Short Sharp Stories. Currently she is querying for her novel ‘August The month. She is a Masters candidate in Creative Writing at Rhodes University focusing on long and short fiction that combines magical realism, fantasy and erotica. She is a mother of one and lives in Durban.